We all work as hard as we can and hope that our performance review reflects the appreciation of our bosses. But what if, despite all our efforts, we sit down for an annual evaluation—and get bad feedback? Here's how to deal with a bad performance review in a positive and empowering way. Stay composed and professional It is crucial that you stay calm and composed, because … [Read more...] about How to deal with bad feedback from your boss
If you find out your boss is a narcissist, what can you do? Narcissism is a personality disorder, so there is nothing you can never win him over. He is just incapable of thinking or behaving like a normal person—so all you can do is survive his wrath and minimize its effects on you. Here are some tips. … [Read more...] about How to survive a narcissist boss
Some bosses have big egos, but there's a huge difference between a show-off and someone who has a clinical personality disorder. Meet the narcissist: someone with a rather inflated view of his importance, and who gets his daily dose of Vitamin Me by putting other people down. See if your boss fits this description. … [Read more...] about Is your boss a narcissist?
Do you have to work with an incompetent boss? Not just an annoying boss, but someone whose lack of skills and leadership is actually affecting productivity? Maybe he gives confusing directions. Or his actions actually destroy company culture: feeding gossip, pitting people against each other, stifling creativity and encouraging dishonesty. Company productivity and … [Read more...] about How to cope when you have an incompetent boss
What career secret do Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Plato and Yves Saint Laurent have in common? They all had mentors. Oprah had Maya Angelou; Bill Gates had Warren Buffet, YSL had Christian Dior, and Plato had Socrates. While they all had great skill and drive, their mentors gave them the wisdom and the guidance to super-size their success. And you can too. This article explains … [Read more...] about How to find a career mentor